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The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) frequently seeks volunteers to participate in its studies. Volunteers are selected based on whether they meet the requirements for the objectives specific to the study. Licensed drivers, 18 and older, and all levels of experience are needed for research studies.

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Miguel Perez

Miguel Perez awarded the 2021 Liviu Librescu Faculty Prize for Outstanding Accomplishments

The award is presented annually by BEAM in honor of the engineering science and mechanics professor who was among the 32 lives lost on April 16, 2007.

Charlie Klauer speaking at a conference

Traffic fatality expert: even during pandemic, 'past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior'

Americans drove less in 2020 due to the pandemic, and yet data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration point to the largest projected number of fatalities since 2007. Research scientist Charlie Klauer offers some reasons why.

Close-up of a child in a car seat

Preventing child hot-car deaths through technology

In 2018 and 2019, pediatric vehicular heatstroke was the leading cause of nontraffic child fatalities in the United States, according to the safety organization Kids and Cars. VTTI has released new research about technologies that are designed to prevent child hot-car deaths.

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